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Undergraduate Certificate in General Business/Commerce

2,017 Yearly Graduations
$30,050 Median Salary
$13,224 Median Debt
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 44% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 2.8% of general business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Business Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,017 undergraduate certificate were awarded to general business majors. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in general business at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 25,818
Associate’s Degree 17,723
Master’s Degree 9,486
Basic Certificate 2,657
Undergraduate Certificate 2,017
Graduate Certificate 492
Doctor’s Degree 258

Earnings of General Business Majors With Undergraduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in general business is $30,050. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $23,125 and the high is $45,900.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in general business is $13,224. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $20,368 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,154.


The median monthly payment of a general business graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $138.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in general business. About 54.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 926
Women 1,091
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificate in General Business

The racial-ethnic distribution of general business undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 116
Black or African American 166
Hispanic or Latino 496
White 1,004
International Students 57
Other Races/Ethnicities 178
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Business Undergraduate Certificate Students

Below are some popular majors that are similar to general business that offer undergraduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 6,490
Accounting 4,885
Business Support & Assistance 4,663
Hospitality Management 1,014
Marketing 567


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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